Scout Breaks Down UCLA Four-Star QB Target Jack Sears at The Opening Finals

July 14 -- San Clemente (Calif.) quarterback Jack Sears, the #1 UCLA quarterback target in the 2017 class, is one of the nation's top signal callers and had a solid week at The Opening Finals...

Evaluation Notes:

Jack Sears is one of the nation's most talented quarterbacks and has a very high upside to him. He's simply a football player, meaning you can put him in any situation and he'll compete and excel. 

Sears is a pocket passer with dual threat capabilities. He has a very solid frame at 6-foot-3, 202 pounds, clocked a 4.73-40, threw the power ball 42' and jumped 36" in the vertical. He's comfortable standing in the pocket and making all the throws but also has the ability to break containment, buy time and run for plus yards or find a secondary receiver down the field.

Sears had an efficient week at The Opening and looked comfortable and confident. He did a nice job using the middle of the field and connected well with tight end Hunter Bryant all week. We would like to see Sears quicken his release a bit but he's a tireless worker off the field and we're confident he'll be just fine by the time he enters college.

Sears is a natural leader on the field, a tough kid and his intangibles are off the charts. He's a very focused, driven kid with a strong desire to be a great player at the next level. He's poised and mature beyond his years and should develop nicely in the coming years. 

Recruiting Notes:

Sears told us at The Opening he's focusing on four schools: Duke Blue DevilsUCLA BruinsUSC Trojans and Utah Utes. The feeling here is it is likely a battle between the two L.A schools with Duke being a dark horse candidate. Look for a decision from Sears later this month. 

John Garcia Jr.:

I’m alongside National Recruiting Analyst, Greg Biggins. I’m John Garcia Jr. from Let’s talk about a guy in your home state—San Clemente, California—Jack Sears, that quarterback. What do you know about him?

Greg Biggins:

Yeah, man. Of course I’m a homer for my guys back home! No, I like Jack a lot. You know, he’s a leader. He’s been good. They did the alternating thing, but when he’s been there, I think he’s been very efficient. He’s smart—a heady quarterback. Things will improve in terms of arm and trying to get the ball down the field, but he’s very accurate, very strong. And the best part about him is being able to run around and scramble, and you can’t really showcase that in this event, so I love his upside.

John Garcia Jr.:

What kind of underrated quality is that? Not necessarily dual-front, but a guy who can scramble to make plays—to extend the play?

Greg Biggins:

Well, I mean, for me, it’s everything, because the way defenses are playing now—they’re so fast. You’ve got to have a guy who can move around. Not necessarily be a zone-read guy, but a guy who can make that first guy miss, extend the play, or run for 10 or 15 yards for a first down, and Jack’s a high-level athlete. He doesn’t look like he would be, but he’s 110-115, SPARQ guy—Nike National Rating guy, actually, they changed the name on me. But he is a high-level athlete that can run and make people miss in the open field. So he has that, along with being a pretty pure pocket-passer. So again, a very talented kid with lots of versatility.


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